In other high school football games:

The Venice High School Gondoliers opened Western League play with authority by defeating co-defending league champion Fairfax High School 34-20 Friday, October 13th.

The Gondos (4-2, 1-0), who shared the league title with Fairfax last season, avenged their loss last year to the Lions (1-5, 0-1) with the convincing win at home this season.

Junior running back Curtis McNeal led the Venice running attack with 14 carries for 103 yards rushing and junior quarterback Richard Ragland had an impressive passing performance by completing 13-of-18 passes for 283 yards.

Senior wide receiver James Hood caught two passing touchdowns from Ragland.

Venice will next face host Westchester High School in a league game at 7 p.m. Friday, October 20th.

Morningside High School scored a touchdown in each of the four quarters to hand the visiting Santa Monica High School Vikings a 28-6 defeat in the Ocean League opener Friday, October 13th.

The Vikings (3-3, 0-1) trailed Morningside (4-2, 1-0) 7-6 after junior quarterback Ryan Katz scored a touchdown in the first quarter, but Santa Monica was held scoreless from there.

Sophomore running back Vincent Lawrence led the Santa Monica ground game with 16 carries for 60 yards rushing. Katz completed only nine-of-23 passes for 62 yards in the game.

The Vikings will next host defending league champion Beverly Hills High School in a league game at 7 p.m. Friday, October 20th.

The St. Bernard High School Vikings remain winless in the season after a 21-3 loss to Harvard-Westlake High School in the Del Rey League opener Friday, October 13th.

The Vikings (0-6, 0-1) were the first to score in the game, with a 32-yard field goal by kicker Steven Locke in the first quarter, but Harvard-Westlake took over after that.

Viking junior quarterback Ryan Simpson carried the football 22 times for 104 yards.

St. Bernard will next host Bishop Montgomery High School in a league game at 7 p.m. Friday, October 20th.

Mary Star of the Sea High School defeated the host St. Monica High School Mariners 38-12 Saturday, October 14th, to keep the Mariners winless this season.

The Mariners (0-6, 0-1) scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter after being held scoreless for the first three quarters against Mary Star.

St. Monica will next play visiting Santa Clara High School in a non-league game at St. Bernard High School at 7 p.m. Saturday, October 21st.

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